Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C.

Season 1 Episode 11

They Shall Not Pass

Aired Friday 9:30 PM Dec 04, 1964 on CBS

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  • During a marine exercise, Gomer causes his group to lose men in the competition, and then tries to reedeem himself.

    Gomer is among 10 in his platoon during an exercise, as they are not to let anyone cross the bridge. If they are successful, Sgt. Carter's platoon gets a Gold boot. Gomer encounters the enemy, and takes his word for it that he is dead. Gomer asks him if he wants to talk to talk about it. The enemy isn't "dead", and 3 of Gomer's platoon are "killed" as called by the umpire. Funny scene as Sgt. Carter respectfully pleads with the umpire to declare Gomer "dead", for being in the line of fire.The umpire doesn't declare Gomer dead. Gomer carries the wounded man. Another funny scene was when Gomer mistakens Sgt. Carter for the enemy, declaring " I thought you were the enemy" and Sgt. Carter responding " I am the enemy"! Pyle ends up the only one remaining out of the ten. A lieutenant wants to cross the bridge, but Gomer stays firm.Then the lieutenant gets caught up in a trap Gomer set. Gomer used the rope that held up the bridge for the trap, as the lieutenant was pulled upside down by the rope. Gomer knocks down the bridge down with a rock. Sgt. Carter, the umpire, and Gomer himself get caught in the rope trap. But Gomer saved the day, as Sgt.Carter got the Gold boot. I rate this an above average episode.